Thursday, October 28, 2010

Some Enchanted Evening


I hadn't forgotten about it. Of course not. It was just slightly submerged in the tide of other memories until I went over to Marcia's place yesterday and it bobbed to the surface.

It was like this. Thirty years ago. I was freshly separated. A little bruised and raw. Couple friends invited me to one of those dinner theatre "Evening With....." events. A Scottish night, focussing on Scottish literature. So I kilted myself and off I went with them. And the strangest thing happened. The well known star of the show kept looking at me during the first half of the performance. I admonished myself that I was surely just imagining this. How on earth? He was handsome, tall, kilted and his accent and intonation would buckle your knees out from under you.

To my utmost astonishment, he headed right to our table at intermission and asked to sit down, politely fending off the autograph seekers.

He leaned over to me. "Ach nay you, ma wee lassie, and me," he growls into my right ear, "We'll escape after this wee show and spend some time."

Did I pay attention at the second act? Could I hear the rich Scottish burr of his incredible voice over the pounding of my heart?

What do you think?

28 comments:

  1. Oh, you shameless hussy...we want to know the rest!

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  2. Well, you hooked me! So let's hear the rest. Meanwhile, I feel sad that I waited so long to try being single again...this sort of thing doesn't happen much (or at all, ever) at 58.....

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  3. LOL! I suspect you'd have little use for any man who called you "a wee lassie" WWW! Am I right?
    ;-)

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  4. Are you, then, one of the few who knows what the Scot wears under his kilt?

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  5. Oh thank you PC - I love being thought of as a 'shameless hussy'.
    Music to my ears.
    XO
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  6. Twain:
    Was that envy or finger waggy?
    XO
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  7. Anon:
    A crowded room thing happened to me at 53 also but they are so very rare and thin of the ground when we get older. You'd think we'd be more into throwing all caution to the wind then, right?
    XO
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  8. T:
    OMG T, NO!!! He was a big strapping lad and I'm 5'8" so to be called 'wee' was music to my wee ears!!!Plus I come from a family of tiny people and was thought a giant!!!
    Wee!! Loved it!
    XO
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  9. Now 20CW, you'll have to wait and see but your imagination will keep you warm in Alaska!!
    XO
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  10. RJA:
    I've always known what a Scot has under his kilt, my dear man.
    XO
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  11. When are you going to tell the rest?

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  12. oh man! I want to know the second act here!

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  13. You can't leave it there! What happened next?

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  14. I'm all ears.... and very intrigued. It would be a beautiful start or end to a novel!

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  15. Being called Bonny Lass is quite melting too. Looking forward to the next installment...

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  16. Wonderful. But you can't just stop there and leave us all in suspense. Where's the second instalment?

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  17. Come on missus, I am hanging by a thread here waiting for the next episode!

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  18. Marcia:
    It's a good story and thanks for refreshing my memory.
    XO
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  19. Pauline:
    Well there may be a few acts in all of this. Nothing like grabbing an audience, feeds my ego a bit!!
    XO
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  20. Jo:
    I just posted today's episode, this is an unplanned soap opera!
    XO
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  21. Freda:
    Let's call it a very short novella!
    XO
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  22. DO:
    And the accent would do a cold heart in!!
    XO
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  23. Nick:
    Extra! Extra!
    Read all about it....
    XO
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  24. GM:
    You'll have to cover your eyes, I'm about to shatter your image of me as a little innocent Catholic Cork girl!
    XO
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  25. If it was Sean Connery, you are lucky it only lasted two days. He is on record as saying that it's only right for a man to hit a woman if she persists in arguing with him. I used to think he was a sexy man, but not after I saw that interview on film. Now he disgusts me.

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  26. Katrinka:
    No not SC, I was never attracted to him anyway, apparently he is a miser, misogynist and womanizer and devoid of imagination.
    XO
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